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THE ROYAL

WOLVERHAMPTON NHS

TRUST

Welcome to the latest Women’s and

Sexual Health Evidence Newsletter.

This will be produced every 2-3 months

and lists the most recent literature in

the field.

Women’s Health – the

latest evidence

Issue 9 March 2013

In this issue:

Outcomes of Pregnancy Following

Postpartum Haemorrhage

Journal Articles

General Obstetrics

Fertility and Assisted

Reproduction

Fetal Death

General Gynaecology

Gynaelogical Cancers

Labour/Caesarean Section

Non Gynaecological

Complications

Postnatal Care

Preconception Health

Pregnancy Complications

Premature Birth

Sexual Health

Smoking and Pregnancy

Sterilisation/Contraception

Termination

Urodynamics

Urogynaecology

Reports

NICE Guidelines

Cochrane Reviews

Health News in Brief

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The objective of this cohort study was to assess the outcomes of pregnancy following

postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) in the first pregnancy.

The study population included all women with first deliveries recorded in the Aberdeen

Maternity and Neonatal Databank (AMEND) between 1986 and 2005, at the Aberdeen

Maternity Hospital Scotland.

All women identified from the AMND were classified into exposed and unexposed cohorts,

according to whether or not they had PPH in their first delivery. There were then linked to

any records of a second pregnancy.

The main outcomes measured were any second pregnancy, time to second pregnancy,

early or late pregnancy loss, and prevalence of PPH in the second pregnancy.

Out of 34,334 women, 10% had a PPH in their first pregnancy. There was no statistically

difference in the time to second pregnancy, nor in the outcome of that second pregnancy,

between women who had experienced a PPH in their first pregnancy and women who had

not. For women with a caesarean delivery, there was a significant reduction in the

proportion conceiving again, comparing the exposed and unexposed cohorts.

The study concludes that if a PPH occurs in a first pregnancy, there is no delay in achieving

a second pregnancy, and no detrimental effect on the outcome of that pregnancy.

Significantly fewer women conceive a second pregnancy if they have a caesarean section

in their first pregnancy that is complicated by PPH. Source of Abstract: BJOG.

Reference

Fullerton G et al (2012) Outcomes of pregnancy following postpartum haemorrhage.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 621-627. Doi:

10.1111/1471/0528.12120.

Print copy available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract

Kidney Biopsy in Pregnancy

Kidney diseases, which have a prevalence of 3% in women of childbearing age, are

increasingly encountered in pregnancy. Glomerulonephritis may develop or flare up in

pregnancy, and a differential diagnosis with pre-eclampsia may be impossible on clinical

grounds. Use of kidney biopsy is controversial, but a systematic review has not been

carried out to date.

The evidence on kidney biopsy in pregnancy is heterogeneous, but a significantly higher

risk of complications (relative to postpartum biopsy) was found, with a possible peak at

around 25 gestational weeks. Source of Abstract: BJOG.

Reference

Piccoli GB et al (2013) Kidney biopsy in pregnancy: evidence for counselling? A systematic

narrative review. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (4),

pp. 412-427. Doi: 10.1111/1471/0528.12111.

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Print copy available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract. Link to fulltext.


Journal Articles

To link to the abstract, hover the cursor over the

link, then press the ctrl key and right click the

mouse. You may also link to full text. Some full

text articles require a current Athens password.

Those items that only have an abstract may be

available via inter library loan, there is a charge

for this service.

General Obstetrics

Althuizen E et al (2013) The effect of a

counselling intervention on weight changes

during and after pregnancy: a randomised

trial. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 92-99.

Doi: 10.1111/1471-12014. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

Bernard N et al (2013) Continuation of

pregnancy after first-trimester exposure to

mifepristone: an observational prospective

study. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 568-

575. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12147. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract

Bjelland EK et al (2013) The effect of

emotional distress on persistent pelvic girdle

pain after delivery: a longitudinal population

study. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 32-40.

Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12029. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

Brix N et al (2013) Randomised trial of

cervical cerclage, with and without

occlusion, for the prevention of preterm birth

in women suspected for cervical

insufficiency. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp.

613-620. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12119.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Dorheim SK (2013) Sick leave during

pregnancy: a longitudinal study of rates and

risk factors in a Norwegian population.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 521-530. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12035. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

Escriba-Aguir V et al (2013) Personal and

psychosocial predictors of psychological

abuse by partners during and after

pregnancy: a longitudinal cohort study in a

community sample. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5),

pp. 576-582. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12051.

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Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Ganesamoorthy D et al (2013) Meeting the

challenge of interpreting high-resolution

single nucleotide polymorphism array data

in prenatal diagnosis: does increased

diagnostic power outweigh the dilemma of

rare variants? BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp.

594-606. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.112150.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract

Ioannou C et al (2012) Systematic review of

methodology used in ultrasound studies

aimed at creating charts of fetal size. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics &

Gynaecology, 119 (12), pp. 1425-39.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract

Serra V et al (2013) Increased does of vaginal

progesterone for the prevention of preterm

birth in twin pregnancies: a randomised

controlled double-blind multicentre trial.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 50-57. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.2012.03448.x.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract

Rouhe H et al (2013) Obstetric outcome after

intervention for severe fear of childbirth in

nulliparous women- randomised trial. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 75-84. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12011. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract

Teune MJ et al (2013) Long-term child followup

after large obstetric randomised

controlled trials for the evaluation of

perinatal interventions: a systematic review

of the literature. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1),

pp. 15-22. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.2012

.03465.x. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Thorpe-Beeston JG et al (2013) The outcomes

of pregnancies in women with cystic fibrosis

– single centre experience 1998-2011. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 354-361. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12040. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

Vlemmix f et al (2013) Decision aids to

improve informed decision-making in

pregnancy care: a systematic review. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 257-266. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12060. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.


Fertility and Assisted Reproduction

Palomba S (2013) Effects of metformin in

women with polycystic ovary syndrome

treated with gonadothrophins for in vitro

fertilisation and intracytoplasmic sperm

injection cycles: a systematic review and

meta-analysis of randomised controlled

trials. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 267-

276. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12070.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Verhoeve HR et al (2013) Cost-effectiveness

of tubal patency tests. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5),

pp. 583-593. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12121.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract

Fetal Death

Haberg SE et al (2013) Risk of fetal death

after pandemic influenza virus infection or

vaccination. New England Journal of Medicine,

368 (4), pp. 333-340. Doi: 10.1056/NEJMoal

1207210. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

General Gynaecology

Sokkary N, Dietrich JE (2012) Management of

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding in Adolescents.

Current Opinion in Obstetrics & Gynecology, 24

(5), pp. 275-80. Link to abstract.

Gynaelogical Cancers

Nobbenhuis MA (2012) Surgical management

and follow-up of patients with cervical

cancer: survey of gynaecological

oncologists in the UK. Journal of Obstetrics &

Gynaecology, 32 (6), pp. 576-9. Link to abstract.

Radosa MP et al (2013) Laroscopic

lymphocele fenestration in gynaecological

cancer patients after retropheritoneal lymph

node dissection as a first-line treatment

option. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 628-

636 Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12103. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

Saraiya M et al (2013) Cervical cancer

screening among women aged 18-30 years.

Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 61 (51).

pp. 1038-1042. Link to full text, no password

required.

Watson, M (2013) Cervical cancer screening

among women by hysterectomy status and

among women aged ≥65years. Morbidity and

Mortality Weekly Report, 61 (51). pp. 1043-

1047. Link to full text, no password required.

Labour/Caesarean Section

Allen M & Thornton S (2013) Providing one-toone

care in labour: analysis of “birthrate

plus” labour ward staffing in real and

simulated labour ward environments. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 100-107. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.2012.03483.x. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

Cook JR et al (2013) Multiple repeat

caesarean section in the UK: incidence and

consequences to mother and child: a

national, prospective, cohort study. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 85-91. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.2012.12010. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

George RB et al (2013) Intermittent epidural

bolus compared with continuous epidural

infusions for labor analgesia: a systematic

review and meta-analysis. Anesthesia and

Analgesia, 116 (1),pp. 133-144. Doi: 10.1213

/ANE.0b013e 3182713b26. Link to abstract

Hua J et al (2013) Effect of misoprostol

versus oxytocin during caesarean section: a

systematic review and meta-analysis. .

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp.531-540. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12134. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

Link to full text article, no password required.

Lambeek AF (2013) Risk of developmental

dysplasia of the hip in breech presentation:

the effect of successful external cephalic

version. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 607-

612. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12013. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

Mohammed A (2013) Does use of a World

Health Organization obstetric safe surgery

checklist improve communication between

obstetricians and anesthetists? A

retrospective study of 389 caesarean

sections. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 644-

648. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12041. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

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Omar NS (2013) Coitus to expedite the onset

of labour: a randomised trial. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 338-345. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12054. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

Werner A et al (2013) Self-hypnosis for

coping with labour pain: a randomised

controlled trial. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp.

346-353. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12087.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Non Gynaecological Complications

Bakker OJ (2012) Systematic review and

meta-analysis of safety of laparoscopic

versus open appendicectomy for suspected

appendicitis in pregnancy. British Journal of

Surgery, 99 (11), pp. 1478-9. Link to abstract.

Full text available with an Athens password.

Postnatal Care

Sedgely J et al (2012) A survey of women and

health providers about information regarding

the timing of driving a car after experiencing

a caesarean section. Australian & New

Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology,

52 (4), pp. 361-5. Link to abstract.

Mulder FE (2012) Risk factors for postpartum

urinary retention: a systematic review and

meta-analysis. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 119 (12), pp.

1440-6. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Preconception Health

Shannon GD et al (2013) Preconception

health care and congenital disorders:

mathematical modelling of the impact of a

preconception care programme on

congenital disorders. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5),

pp. 555-567. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12116.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Pregnancy Complications

Bolin M et al (2013) Hyperemesis gravidarum

and risks of placental dysfunction disorders:

a population-based cohort study. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 541-547. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12132. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Kennedy DA et al (2012) Lead exposure,

gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia:

a systematic review of cause and effect.

Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 32 (6), pp.

512-7. Link to abstract.

Payne B et al (2013) Performance of the

fullPIERS model in predicting adverse

maternal outcomes in pre-eclampsia using

patient data from the PIERS (pre-eclampsia

integrated estimate of risk) cohort, collected

on admission. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp.

113-118. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.2012.

03496.x. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Tindell K et al (2013) Uterine balloon

tamponade for the treatment of postpartum

haemorrhage in resource-poor settings: s

systematic review. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1),

pp. 5-14. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528. 2012.

03454.x. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Villa PM et al (2013) Aspirin in the prevention

of pre-eclampsia in high-risk women: a

randomised placebo-controlled PREDO trial

and a meta-analysis of randomised trials.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 64-74. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.2012.03493.x. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract.

Premature Birth

Bibbo C et al (2013) Rescue corticosteroids in

twin pregnancies and short-term neonatal

outcomes. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 58-63.

Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.1201. Print copy

available in Bell Library for consultation. Link to

abstract

Chang HH et al (2013) Preventing preterm

births: analysis of trends and potential

reductions with interventions in 39 countries

with very high human development index.

The Lancet, 381 (9862), pp. 223-234. Print

copy available in Bell Library for consultation.

Link to abstract Full text available via Athens

account.

Haas DM et al (2012) Tocolytic therapy for

preterm delivery: systematic review and

network meta-analysis. BMJ, 345 (e6226),

0959-535X;1756-1833. Print copy available in

Bell Library for consultation. Link to full text

article, no password required.

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Tasker L (2013) “Pregnant pause”: the need

for an evidence-based approach for work

leave in the prevention of preterm birth and

low birthweight. BJOG: An international

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (5),

pp. 517-520. Print copy available in Bell Library

for consultation. Link to abstract.

Sawyer A et al (2013) Parent’s experiences

and satisfaction with care during the birth of

their very preterm baby: a qualitative study.

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (5), pp. 637-643. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12104. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Sexual Health

Fidler S et al (2013) Short-course

antiretroviral therapy in primary HIV

infection. New England Journal of Medicine,

368 (3), pp. 207-217. Doi: 10.1056

/NEJMoal1110039. Print copy available in Bell

Library for consultation. Link to full text, no

password required.

Heard I et al (2013) Characteristics of HPV

infection over time in European women who

are HIV-1 positive. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (1),

pp. 41-49. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12015.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract

Le T et al (2013) Enhanced CD4+ T-cell

recovery with earlier HIV-1 antiretroviral

therapy. New England Journal of Medicine, 368

(3), pp. 218-230. Doi: 10.1056 /NEJMoal

1110187. Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to full text, no password

required.

Smoking and Pregnancy

Howard LM et al (2013) Smoking cessation in

pregnant women with mental disorders: a

cohort and nested qualitative study. BJOG:

An International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 362-370. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12059. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Rattan D et al (2013) Smoking behaviour in

pregnancy and its impact on smoking

cessation at various intervals during followup

over 21 years: a prospective cohort

study. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp. 288-

296. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12027.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Sterilisation/Contraception

Rodriguez MI et al (2013) Comparative

efficacy of postpartum sterilisation with the

titanium clip versus partial salpingectomy: a

randomised controlled trial. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 108-112. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.2012.03482.x.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract.

Termination

Mannisto J et al (2013) Medical versus

surgical termination of pregnancy in

primigravid women – is the next delivery

differently at risk? A population-based

register study. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (3), pp.

331-337. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12034.

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consultation. Link to abstract.

Renner R-M et al (2013) Who can provide

effective and safe termination of pregnancy

care? a systematic review. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (1), pp. 23-31. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528..2012.03464.x.

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consultation. Link to abstract.

Urodynamics

Brubaker L (2013) An evidence-based

approach to urodynamic testing. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 127129. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12101. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Giarenis I & Cardozo L (2013) What is the

value of urodynamic studies before stress

incontinence surgery? BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2),

pp. 130-132. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12102.

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Urogynaecology

Deprest J & Feola A (2013) The need for

preclinical research on pelvic floor

reconstruction. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp.

141-143. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12088

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consultation. Link to abstract. Link to full text

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Feola A et al (2013) Deterioration in

biomechanical properties of the vagina

following implantation of a high-stiffness

prolapse mesh. BJOG: An International Journal

of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp.

224-232. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12077.

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consultation. Link to abstract, Link to full text, no

password required.

Freeman RM (2013) Can we prevent

childbirth-related pelvic floor dysfunction?

BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics

and Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 137-140. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12092. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Frajzyngier V et al (2013) Development and

comparison of prognostic scoring systems

for surgical closure of genitourinary fistula.

American Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynecology, 208 (2), pp:112.e1-112.e11. Doi:

10.1016/j.ajog.2012.11.040 Link to abstract.

Glazener C et al (2013) Childbirth and

prolapse: long-term associations with the

syndromes and objective measurement of

pelvic organ prolapse. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2),

pp. 161-168. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12075.

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no password required.

Gyhagen M et al (2013) The prevalence of

urinary incontinence 20 years after

childbirth: a national cohort study in

singleton primiparae after vaginal or

caesarean delivery. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2),

pp. 144-151. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.2012.

03301.x Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract. Link to full text

article, no password required.

Gyhagen M et al (2013) Prevalence and risk

factors for pelvic organ prolapse 20 years

after childbirth: a national cohort study in

singleton primiparae after vaginal or

caesarean delivery. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2),

pp. 152-160. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12020.

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article, no password required.

Jacklin P & Duckett J (2013) A decisionanalytic

Markov model to compare the costutility

of anterior repair augumented with

synthetic mesh compared with non-mesh

repair in women with surgically treated

prolapse. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 217-

223. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12028.

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article, no password required.

Liang R et al (2013) Vaginal degeneration

following implantation of synthetic mesh

with increase stiffness. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 233-243. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12085. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract

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MacArthur C et al (2013) Faecal incontinence

persisting after childbirth: a 12 year

longitudinal study. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2),

pp. 169-179. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12039.

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consultation. Link to abstract. Link to full text

article, no password required.

Manodoro A et al (2013) Graft-related

complications and biaxial tensiometry

following experimental vaginal implantation

of flat mesh of variable dimension. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 244-250. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12081. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract

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Mastoroudes H et al (2013) Prolapse and

sexual function in women with benign joint

hypermobility syndrome. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 187-192. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12082. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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North CE et al (2013) A comparison of genital

sensory and motor innervation in women

with pelvic organ prolapse and normal

controls including a pilot study on the effect

of vaginal prolapse surgery on genital

sensation: a prospective study. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 193-199. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12083. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Pradhan A et al (2013) Childbirth after pelvic

floor surgery: analysis of hospital episode

statistics in England, 2002- 2008. BJOG: An

International Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 200-204. Doi:

10.1111/1471-0528.12076. Print copy available

in Bell Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Shobeiri SA et al (2012) The determinants of

minimal levator hiatus and their relationship

to the puborectalis muscle and the levator

plate. BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120 (2), pp. 205-

211. Doi: 10.1111/1471-0528.12055.

Print copy available in Bell Library for

consultation. Link to abstract. Link to full text, no

password required.

Tincello DG et al (2013) Validation of the

patient global impression scales for use in

detrusor overactivity: secondary analysis of

the RELAX study. BJOG: An International

Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 120

(2), pp. 212-216. Doi: 10.1111/1471-

0528.12069. Print copy available in Bell

Library for consultation. Link to abstract.

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Reports

Bridging the gap: improving outcomes

for women with ovarian cancer – results

from the ovarian cancer pathfinder study

(2012) Target Ovarian Cancer, 2013

Target ovarian cancer pathfinder

study 2012. MORI, 2012

These two reports aimed to map out the

measure the experiences of women living with

ovarian cancer and identify areas of

improvement, as well as good practice.

Associated web site for Target Ovarian Cancer

NICE Guidelines

Antenatal care (QS22). September 2012

This quality standard defines clinical best

practice within this topic area. It provides

specific, concise quality statements, measures

and audience descriptors to provide the public,

health and social care professionals,

commissioners and service providers with

definitions of high-quality care.

This quality standard covers the antenatal care

of all pregnant women up to 42 weeks of

pregnancy, in all settings that provide routine

antenatal care, including primary, community

and hospital-based care. The quality standard

addresses routine antenatal care, including

screening tests for complications of pregnancy,

but it does not address the additional care

needed to manage these complications if they

arise in pregnancy (for example, gestational

diabetes, pre-eclampsia and venous

thromboembolism).

Cochrane Systematic Reviews

and Updates

Antenatal interventions for reducing

weight in obese women for improving

pregnancy outcome. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: There are no trials

designed to reduce weight in obese pregnant

women. Until the safety of weight loss in obese

pregnant women can be established, there can

be no practice recommendations for these

women to intentionally lose weight during the

pregnancy period. Further study is required to

explore the potential benefits, or harm, of weight

loss in pregnancy when obese before weight

loss interventions in pregnancy can be

designed. Qualitative research is also required

to explore dietary habits of obese pregnant

women, especially those who are morbidly

obese.

Furber CM, McGowan L, Bower P, Kontopantelis E,

Quenby S, Lavender T. Antenatal interventions for

reducing weight in obese women for improving

pregnancy outcome. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.:

CD009334. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009334.pub2

Antibiotics for treating bacterial

vaginosis in pregnancy. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: Antibiotic treatment can

eradicate bacterial vaginosis in pregnancy. The

overall risk of PTB was not significantly reduced.

This review provides little evidence that

screening and treating all pregnant women with

bacterial vaginosis will prevent PTB and its

consequences. When screening criteria were

broadened to include women with abnormal

flora there was a 47% reduction in preterm birth,

however this is limited to two included studies.

Brocklehurst P, Gordon A, Heatley E, Milan SJ.

Antibiotics for treating bacterial vaginosis in

pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD000262. DOI:

10.1002/14651858.CD000262.pub4

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Assisted hatching on assisted

conception (in vitro fertilisation (IVF)

and intracytoplasmic sperm injection

(ICSI). December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: This update has

demonstrated that whilst assisted hatching (AH)

does appear to offer a significantly increased

chance of achieving a clinical pregnancy, the

extent to which it may do so only just reaches

statistical significance. The 'take home' baby

rate was still not proven to be increased by AH.

The included trials provided insufficient data to

investigate the impact of AH on several

important outcomes. Most trials still failed to

report on live birth rates.

Carney SK, Das S, Blake D, Farquhar C, Seif MMW,

Nelson L. Assisted hatching on assisted conception

(in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and intracytoplasmic sperm

injection (ICSI). Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews 2012, Issue 12. Art. No.: CD001894. Doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD001894.pub5

Behavioural interventions for

improving contraceptive use among

women living with HIV. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: Comparative research

on contraceptive counselling for HIV-positive

women has been limited. We found little

innovation in the behavioural interventions. Our

ability to make statements about overall results

is hampered by varied study designs,

interventions, and outcome assessments. The

quality of evidence was moderate. Since some

of these studies were conducted, improvements

in HIV treatment have influenced the fertility

intentions of HIV-positive people.

The family planning field needs better ways to

help women choose an appropriate

contraceptive and continue using that chosen

method. Women with HIV may have special

concerns regarding family planning. Research

could focus on assessing the woman's needs

and training providers to address those issues

rather than delivering standardized information.

Lopez LM, Hilgenberg D, Chen M, Denison J, Stuart

G. Behavioural interventions for improving

contraceptive use among women living with HIV.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013,

Issue 1. Art. No.: CD010243. Doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD010243.pub2.

Cervical assessment by ultrasound

for preventing preterm delivery.

January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: Currently, there is

insufficient evidence to recommend routine

screening of asymptomatic or symptomatic

pregnant women with TVU CL. Since there is a

non-significant association between knowledge

of TVU CL results and a lower incidence of PTB

at less than 37 weeks in symptomatic women,

we encourage further research. Future studies

should look at specific populations separately

(e.g., singleton versus twins; symptoms of PTL

or no such symptoms), report on all pertinent

maternal and perinatal outcomes, and include

cost-effectiveness analyses. Most importantly,

future studies should include a clear protocol for

management of women based on TVU CL

results, so that it can be easily evaluated and

replicated.

Berghella V, Baxter JK, Hendrix NW. Cervical

assessment by ultrasound for preventing preterm

delivery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007235. Doi:

10.1002/14651858. CD007235.pub3

Daily oral iron supplementation

during pregnancy. December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: Prenatal supplem

entation with daily iron are effective to reduce

the risk of low birthweight, and to prevent

maternal anaemia and iron deficiency in

pregnancy. Associated maternal side effects

and particularly high Hb concentrations during

pregnancy at currently used doses suggest the

need to update recommendations on doses and

regimens for routine iron supplementation.

Pena-Rosas JP, De-Regil LM, Dowswell T, et al. Daily

oral iron supplementation during pregnancy.

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:

CD004736. Doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD004736.pub4.

Depot versus daily administration of

gonadotrophin-releasing hormone

agonist protocols for pituitary down

regulation in assisted reproduction

cycles. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: We found no evidence

of a significant difference between depot and

daily GnRHa use for pituitary down regulation in

IVF cycles using the long protocol, but

substantial differences could not be ruled out.

Since depot GnRHa requires more

gonadotrophins and a longer duration of use, it

may increase the overall costs of IVF treatment.

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Albuquerque LET, Tso LO, Saconato H, Albuquerque

MCRM, Macedo CR. Depot versus daily

administration of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone

agonist protocols for pituitary down regulation in

assisted reproduction cycles. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.:

CD002808. Doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD002808.pub3.

Erythropoietin or darbepoetin for

patients with cancer. December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: ESAs reduce the need

for red blood cell transfusions but increase the

risk for thromboembolic events and deaths.

There is suggestive evidence that ESAs may

improve QoL. Whether and how ESAs affects

tumour control remains uncertain. The increased

risk of death and thromboembolic events should

be balanced against the potential benefits of

ESA treatment taking into account each

patient`s clinical circumstances and

preferences. More data are needed for the effect

of these drugs on quality of life and tumour

progression. Further research is needed to

clarify cellular and molecular mechanisms and

pathways of the effects of ESAs on

thrombogenesis and their potential effects on

tumour growth.

Tonia T, Mettler A, Robert N, et al. Erythropoietin or

darbepoetin for patients with cancer. Cochrane

Database Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD003407. Doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD003407.pub5.

Hormonal and intrauterine methods

for contraception for women aged 25

years and younger. November 2012

Author’s Conclusions: Current evidence is

insufficient to compare contraceptive efficacy

and continuation rates for hormonal and

intrauterine methods in women aged 25 years

and younger. Limited data suggests that the

levonorgestrel intrauterine system may be an

acceptable alternative to the combined oral

contraceptive in this population.

Tang JH, Lopez LM, Mody S, Grimes DA. Hormonal

and intrauterine methods for contraception for women

aged 25 years and younger. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.:

CD009805. Doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009805.pub2.

Hypnosis for pain management

during labour and childbirth. November

2012

Author’s Conclusions: There are still only a

small number of studies assessing the use of

hypnosis for labour and childbirth. Although the

intervention shows some promise, further

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research is needed before recommendations

can be made regarding its clinical usefulness for

pain management in maternity care.

Madden K, Middleton P, Cyna AM, Matthewson M,

Jones L. Hypnosis for pain management during

labour and childbirth. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 11. Art. No.:

CD009356. Doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009356.pub2

Hysteroscopy for treating subfertility

associated with suspected major

uterine cavity abnormalities. January

2013

Author’s Conclusions: Hysteroscopic

myomectomy might increase the odds of clinical

pregnancy in women with unexplained

subfertility and submucous fibroids, but the

evidence is at present not conclusive. The

hysteroscopic removal of endometrial polyps

suspected on ultrasound in women prior to IUI

might increase the clinical pregnancy rate. More

randomised studies are needed to substantiate

the effectiveness of the hysteroscopic removal

of suspected endometrial polyps, submucous

fibroids, uterine septum or intrauterine

adhesions in women with unexplained

subfertility or prior to IUI, IVF or ICSI.

Bosteels J, Kasius J, Weyers S, Broekmans FJ, Mol

BWJ, D'Hooghe TM. Hysteroscopy for treating

subfertility associated with suspected major uterine

cavity abnormalities. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.:

CD009461. Doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009461.pub2.

Immediate start of hormonal

contraceptives for contraception.

December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: We found limited

evidence that immediate start of hormonal

contraception reduces unintended pregnancies

or increases method continuation. However, the

pregnancy rate was lower with immediate start

of DMPA versus another method. Some

differences were associated with contraceptive

type rather than initiation method, i.e.,

immediate ring versus immediate COC. More

studies are needed of immediate versus

conventional start of the same hormonal

contraceptive.

Lopez LM, Newmann SJ, Grimes DA, et al.

Immediate start of hormonal contraceptives for

contraception. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012

Dec 12;12:CD006260. Doi: 10.1002/ 14651 858.

CD006260.pub3.


Intrapartum antibiotics for known

maternal Group B streptococcal

colonization. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: Intrapartum antibiotic

prophylaxis appeared to reduce EOGBSD, but

this result may well be a result of bias as we

found a high risk of bias for one or more key

domains in the study methodology and

execution. There is lack of evidence from well

designed and conducted trials to recommend

IAP to reduce neonatal EOGBSD.

Ideally the effectiveness of IAP to reduce

neonatal GBS infections should be studied in

adequately sized double-blind controlled trials.

The opportunity to conduct such trials has likely

been lost, as practice guidelines (albeit without

good evidence) have been introduced in many

jurisdictions.

Ohlsson A, Shah VS. Intrapartum antibiotics for

known maternal Group B streptococcal colonization.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013,

Issue 1. Art. No.: CD007467. DOI: 10.1002/

14651858.CD007467.pub3.

Intramuscular versus intravenous

anti-D for preventing Rhesus

alloimmunization during pregnancy.

January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: It appears that IM and

IV administration of anti-D are equally effective.

The number of included studies and the number

of participants are not enough to assess

whether there are any differences. Anti-D can be

administered by IM or IV injection. The choice of

IM or IV route of administration will depend on

the available preparations, the dose to be

administered and also on the patients'

preferences. This review found insufficient

information upon which to guide practice due to

the limited number of included studies, small

sample sizes and methodological limitations.

Okwundu CI, Afolabi BB. Intramuscular versus

intravenous anti-D for preventing Rhesus

alloimmunization during pregnancy. Cochrane

Database of Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art.

No.: CD007885. DOI:

10.1002/14651858.CD007885.pub2.

Laparoscopic surgery for presumed

benign ovarian tumour during

pregnancy. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: The practice of

laparoscopic surgery for benign ovarian tumour

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during pregnancy is associated with benefits

and harms. However, the evidence for the

magnitude of these benefits and harms is drawn

from case series studies, associated with

potential bias. The results and conclusions of

these studies must therefore be interpreted with

caution.

The available case series studies of

laparoscopic surgery for benign ovarian tumour

during pregnancy provide limited insight into the

potential benefits and harms associated with this

new surgical technique in pregnancy.

Randomized controlled trials are required to

provide the most reliable evidence regarding the

benefits and harms of laparoscopic surgery for

benign ovarian tumour during pregnancy.

Bunyavejchevin S, Phupong V. Laparoscopic surgery

for presumed benign ovarian tumour during

pregnancy. Cochrane Database of Systematic

Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005459. Doi:

10.1002/14651858 .CD005459.pub3.

Maternal oxygen administration for

fetal distress. December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: There is not enough

evidence to support the use of prophylactic

oxygen therapy for women in labour, or to

evaluate its effectiveness for fetal distress.

Implications for research In view of the

widespread use of oxygen administration during

labour and the possibility that it may be

ineffective or harmful; there is an urgent need

for randomized trials to assess its effects.

Fawole B, Hofmeyr GJ. Maternal oxygen

administration for fetal distress. Cochrane Database

Syst Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD000136. Doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD000136.pub2.

Neoadjuvant chemotherapy plus

surgery versus surgery for cervical

cancer. December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: Both OS and PFS were

improved with neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Although the effects were less clear on all other

pre-specified outcomes, they all tended to be in

favour of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Whilst

these results appear to indicate that

neoadjuvant chemotherapy may offer a benefit

over surgery alone for women with early-stage

or locally-advanced cervical cancer, the

evidence is based on only a small number of

trials, and further research may be warranted.

Rydzewska L, Tierney J, Vale CL, et al. Neoadjuvant

chemotherapy plus surgery versus surgery for

cervical cancer. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012


Dec 12;12:CD007406. doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD007406.pub3.

Oral betamimetics for maintenance

therapy after threatened preterm

labour. December 2012

Author’s Conclusions: Available evidence

does not support the use of oral betamimetics

for maintenance therapy after threatened

preterm labour.

Dodd JM, Crowther CA, Middleton P. Oral

betamimetics for maintenance therapy after

threatened preterm labour. Cochrane Database Syst

Rev. 2012 Dec 12;12:CD003927. Doi:

10.1002/14651858.CD003927.pub3

Paracetamol/acetaminophen (single

administration) for perineal pain in

the early postpartum period. January

2013

Author’s Conclusions: More women

experienced pain relief, and fewer had additional

pain relief, with paracetamol compared with

placebo, although potential adverse effects were

not assessed and generally the quality of

studies was unclear.

Chou D, Abalos E, Gyte GML, Gülmezoglu AM.

Paracetamol/acetaminophen (single administration)

for perineal pain in the early postpartum period.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2013,

Issue 1. Art. No.: CD008407. DOI:

10.1002/14651858. CD008407.pub2.

Position in the second stage of

labour for women with epidural

anaesthesia. January 2013

Author’s Conclusions: There are insufficient

data to say anything conclusive about the effect

of position for the second stage of labour for

women with epidural analgesia. Women with an

epidural should be encouraged to use whatever

position they find comfortable in the second

stage of labour. Future research should involve

large trials of positions that women can maintain

and predefined endpoints. One large trial is

ongoing.

Kemp E, Kingswood CJ, Kibuka M, Thornton JG.

Position in the second stage of labour for women with

epidural anaesthesia. Cochrane Database of

Systematic Reviews 2013, Issue 1. Art. No.:

CD008070. Doi: 10.1002/14651858. CD008070.pub2

Health News in Brief

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Choices Behind the Headlines. Choices takes a

look at the news items in the press, critically

appraises them along with the original piece of

research that the article is drawn from. Click on

the title to see the full text of the news item.

Caesarean birth link to asthma lacks proof.

NHS Choices.

Doubt cast on benefit of vitamin D in

pregnancy NHS Choices.

IVF pregnancies “increase blood clot risk” in

mothers. NHS Choices.

Metastatic breast cancer blood test performs

well. NHS Choices.

New NICE guidelines for NHS fertility

treatment. NHS Choices.

Parents “need to drink less” in front of their

kids. NHS Choices.

Postnatal depression hits one in seven

mothers. NHS Choices.

Sex using condoms is “just as good” NHS

Choices.

Smoking bans may help cut premature

births. NHS Choices.

Sperm count link to exercise still uncertain.

NHS Choices.

Sperm quality may be lower during summer.

NHS Choices.

Women who stop taking breast cancer drugs

risk early death. NHS Choices.

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Family Planning and Fertility

Contraception (IF 2.724)

*European Journal of Contraception and

Reproductive Health Care (IF 1.616)

Fertility and Sterility (3.564)

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*Human Reproduction (IF 4.475)

*Human Reproduction Update (IF 9.234)

Journal of Assisted Reproduction and

Genetics (IF 1.771)

Journal of Family Planning and Reproductive

Health Care (IF 1.636)

Reproductive Sciences (IF 2.444)

Seminars in Reproductive Medicine (IF 3.758)

*Studies in Family Planning (IF 1.277)

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

American Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynaecology (IF 3.468)

Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics (IF

1.277)

*Australian and New Zealand Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IF 1.237)

Best Practice and Research Clinical

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IF 1.731)

*Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care (IF 2.182)

*BJOG: An International Journal of

Obstetrics and Gynaecology (IF 3.407)

*BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth (IF 2.83)

*Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research

(IF 5.25)

*Breast Disease: An International Journal (IF

1.36)

Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology (IF

1.935)

Clinics in Perinatology (IF 2.457)

Clinical Medicine Reviews in Women’s

Health

Current Opinion in Obstetrics and

Gynecology (IF 2.378)

European Journal of Obstetrics and

Gynecology and Reproductive Biology (IF

1.974)

Gynecologic Oncology (IF 3.888)

*Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation (IF

1.974)

*Hypertension in Pregnancy (IF 1.694)

International Journal of Gynecological

Cancer (IF 1.646)

International Journal of Gynecology and

Obstetrics (IF 2.045)

*Journal of Breast Care

*Journal of Gynecologic Oncology

*Journal of Gynecologic Oncology Nursing

Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology (IF

1.738)

*JOGGN: Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic

and Neonatal Nursing.

*Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

*Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of

India

*Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Research

Menopause (IF 3.75)

*Menopause International

Obstetrics and Gynecology (IF 4.73)

Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics of North

America (IF 1.703)

Obstetrical and Gynecological Survey (IF

2.514)

Prenatal Diagnosis (IF 2.106)

Placenta (IF 3.693)

Seminars in Perinatology (IF 2.990)

The Breast (IF 2.491)

*Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology

(IF 3.007)

Women and Birth

Women’s Health Issues (IF 1.610)

Sexual Health

Current Opinion in HIV and Aids (IF 4.747)

Current HIV/AIDS Reports

*HIV Medicine (IF 3.006)

International Journal of Sexual Health

*International Perspectives on Sexual and

Reproductive Health

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Health (IF 1.413)

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